hidden Drug Costs Prevent 1 in 8 Patients with Heart Disease from Taking Medication as Prescribed

Drug Costs Prevent 1 in 8 Patients with Heart Disease from Taking Medication as Prescribed

Author: William Borden, M.D., FAHA, Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University; Chief Quality and Population Health Officer, GW Medical Faculty Associates; Chair, American Heart Association Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research

Preview: Cost-related issues deter nearly 13 percent of patients with heart disease from taking medications as prescribed, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

hidden New Data Helps Measure, Map Poverty’s Connection With Heart Failure Deaths

New Data Helps Measure, Map Poverty’s Connection With Heart Failure Deaths

Authors: Mariell Jessup, M.D., FAHA; Chief Science and Medical Officer, American Heart Association; Kim Stitzel, M.S., R.D.; Senior Vice President, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association

Preview: Poverty level is a county’s strongest socioeconomic factor associated with dying from heart failure and coronary heart disease, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

hidden Rejected Or Abandoned Cholesterol Drug Prescriptions Tied To More Heart Events

Rejected Or Abandoned Cholesterol Drug Prescriptions Tied To More Heart Events

Author: Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D., Sc.M., FACC, FAHA, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and Chair of the Department of Medicine, Northwestern University

Preview: People whose cholesterol-lowering drug prescriptions are rejected or abandoned are more likely to have heart events than those whose prescriptions are covered. That’s the finding of a study published today in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.